Buzz has gingivitis! I took him to the vet for his 3-year rabies shot and a general check-up, and he has bright red gums next to his teeth. I never look in his mouth (he really doesn’t like me doing that) so I hadn’t noticed at all!
The vet prescribed a liquid antibiotic, which we have to squirt into his mouth twice a day, a two-person job that will become more interesting once I am back at work starting Monday. More interesting because I usually leave the house in the morning before my husband is out of bed. Since the first week is all in-service, I don’t need to be as early as I like to be once classes begin, so I will leave a little later and we’ll get the morning dose down Buzz somehow. I hope he doesn’t start to hide every morning when he sees us coming! It is very hard to get him out from under the bed, for example.
I really don’t want to start brushing Buzz’s teeth.